The Theatre in the Park begins its 48th season of summer entertainment on Friday, June 2, with the zany antics of Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the musical Spamalot.
The musical runs through Sunday, June 4, and then continues its run Wednesday, June 7 through Saturday, June 10. A program of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, The Theatre in the Park (TTIP) complex is located in Shawnee Mission Park with an entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee.
From the outdoor stage at Shawnee Mission Park, the next TTIP production features Grease and moves to the new indoor Black Box Theatre at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. Performances are scheduled June 9-11, 15-18, and 22-25. Evening productions are at 7:30 p.m.; matinee times vary slightly.
The remaining TTIP productions return to its outdoor stage and include:
- Crazy for You (June 16-18, 21- 24);
- Disney’s Camp Rock (June 30 and July 1-2, July 5- 8);
- Back to the 80s (July 14- 16, 19- 22); and,
- Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a co-production with the White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 West 115th Street, Overland Park. TTIP dates: (July 28-30, Aug. 2-5); White Theatre dates: (July 8, 13, 15, 20 & 22 at 7:30 p.m. and July 9, 16 & 23 at 2 p.m.)
Show time for the five TTIP outdoor productions at Shawnee Mission Park is 8:30 p.m. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates to the seating bowl open at 6:30 p.m.
TTIP is holding the line on prices for the 2017 outdoor season with general admission at $8, youth $6, and children three and under may attend for free (but require a ticket for entrance). Limited reserve seating and parking is available. Tickets may be purchased online or at the theatre box office the nights of performance.
Indoor ticket prices for Grease at the Arts & Heritage Center are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (60+) and $15 for youth (up to 10 years of age). All seats are reserved seats and may be purchased online prior to opening.
For more information, including entire show synopses for all 2017 TTIP productions, please visit theatreinthepark.org.